Wednesday 23 October 2019

Away sides reign as Creggs lead way on points difference

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Players enjoying the fun at the Aviva Mini Rugby Festival at Galway Corinthians last weekend. Photo: INPHO/Ryan Byrne
Players enjoying the fun at the Aviva Mini Rugby Festival at Galway Corinthians last weekend. Photo: INPHO/Ryan Byrne
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It was a weekend when all four away teams reigned supreme, with Creggs' 6-0 win away to Castlebar meaning they lead the way on points difference.

Monivea follow closely behind after their 14-11 win in Sligo, while Westport also sit on eight points after a 20-15 victory away to Buccaneers.

Meanwhile, Connemara picked up their first win of the league - defeating Galwegians 42-13.

Things are bound to be shaken up even more this weekend when second-placed Monivea face third-placed Westport, while leaders Creggs host Galwegians and Connemara take on Buccaneers.

Things are almost as tight in J1B where it's Loughrea who sit on the summit after a bonus-point win at home to Corinthians.

They replaced NUIG at the top after they suffered their first defeat of the season, going down 25-8 at home to Tuam who move up to third.

Elsewhere, Ballinrobe overcame Ballinasloe 12-0 while Dunmore defeated Corrib 13-8.

This weekend Tuam face Corrib, Loughrea travel to Dunmore, NUIG host Ballinrobe and Ballinsloe face Corinthians.

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In J1C it's Oughterard who lead the way with seven points from a possible 10.

Corinthians sit in second after a bonus-point win in their first outing, with the Galway side making the trip to Ballina.

Round 2 of the J2 league gets going this weekend with all eight teams in action.

League leaders Sligo host Carrick-on-Shannon, Monivea travel to Claremorris, Galwegians meet NUIG and Loughrea host Tuam with all those games kicking off at 2.30 on Sunday.

In the All-Ireland League, Ballina continue to lead the way on their return.

A 36-17 victory away to Tullamore gave them back-to-back wins in Division 2C and a third spot in the table, and they'll look to make it three in a row at home to Malahide this weekend.

In Division 2B Sligo travel to Barnhall fresh off the back of an impressive win at home to Dungannon last weekend, while Corinthians will look to claim their first victory when they host Sunday's Well.

Galwegians are also aiming for their first league win when they make the long trip to Queen's University in Division 2A, while in 1B Buccaneers play their first away game of the campaign with a trip to Banbridge.

The Athlone side started their campaign with a 36-13 defeat at home to Naas last time out.

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